Housed in the Fort Frederick Martello Tower, a National Historic Site and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the RMC Museum tells the story of Canada's oldest military college and the earlier Kingston Naval Dockyard.
Established in 1961, the current RMCC Museum occupies space in the Fort Frederick Martello Tower (ca 1846), with modern environmental storage and work spaces elsewhere. Additional displays are mounted throughout the College buildings, and on Point Frederick where National Historic Site plaques describe the Naval Yard, the Point Frederick Buildings and the Kingston Fortifications, now part of the UNESCO Rideau System World Heritage Site.
The Mission of the Museum is to collect, conserve, research and interpret material relating to the history of the College, its former Cadets and its site, and through interpretation of the collections to convey this to the serving Naval & Officer Cadets, the broader College community, and the public.
The Museum has a large and important collection of local, national and international significance. It comprises well over 7,000 artifacts. Included as subsidiary collections within the broad Collection mandate are the: